The Academy Awards are a little over a week away, so I thought it would be a good time for the annual Matt Awards. Begun in 1998 (for movies from 1997), the Matt Awards are my personal picks for the best in film each year. So, when I say "best movie", I really mean my favorite movie of the year.
As many of you know, movies mean a lot to me. Quite often, I disagree with what is nominated (and wins) for the Oscars, so this is my little way of seeing things done right (because of course Matt's way is the right way). So, without further adieu, here are the Matt Awards for Best-in-Film for 2014….
Best Picture: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Director: Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actor: John Lithgow for Love Is Strange
Best Actress: Essie Davis for The Babadook
Best Supporting Actor: F. Murray Abraham for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei for Love Is Strange
Best Cinematography: Robert D. Yeoman for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Screenplay: Steven Knight for Locke
Best Score: Hans Zimmer for Interstellar
Best Animated Film: Big Hero 6
Best Documentary: Life Itself
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Foreign Film: Ida
And there you have it, my picks for the best in cinema from 2014. It was a really good year, and I'd like to give special mention to the following: Calvary, Chef, The Lunchbox, A Most Wanted Man, Snowpiercer and What If. I'd recommend giving all of those a try.